Doctoral Academy FAQ


Your Questions, Our Answers

Is it mandatory to register with the Doctoral Academy?

No. However, doctoral degree regulations generally require doctoral candidates to register with the Doctoral Academy:  Exceptions can be granted by the faculty though.

Can I earn credit points for qualifications gained through Doctoral Academy events?

No. However some faculties will issue internal credit points.

Are the credit points issued by my faculty listed on the Doctorate Supplement?


Can I enter my data and qualifications into the Doctoral Academy database myself?

Yes, you can enter all your performances and qualifications. Please hold on to your certificates of participation and proof of qualifications. This will make it easier for you.

Can I attend skills development seminars offered by other institutions?

Yes. You do not have to acquire skills solely through the seminars offered by the Doctoral Academy.

Are any of the seminars mandatory?

No, at least not on the part of the Doctoral Academy. However, you need to check with the doctoral studies regulations set by your faculty or your supervisors to see if they require a particular seminar. No matter what, you need to have your participation approved by your supervisor beforehand.

Do I have to attend a certain number of seminars/workshops?

No. However check with faculty's doctoral studies regulations to see if they require certain seminars.

I have moved or changed my name. Do I need to inform the Doctoral Academy of my new address/ name?

Yes. This is necessary so that you can register for seminars. When you register, your name will be used to confirm whether you are eligible for participation. It is important that the information you provide when registering for seminars matches the information you registered with the Doctoral Academy and that the information is up to date.

Are refreshments provided during the seminars?

Seminars or workshops  that last all day will have coffee, tea, and chilled beverages available free of charge.